Daily Devotion In Real Life
This morning I woke up rather early to send my hubby off on a work trip up to the Chicago area suburbs. Since it was still before dawn, I lit several candles and steeped a pot of tea before beginning my daily time with the Lord. Everything was still and quiet outside as the daily hustle to work and school for the neighborhood had yet to begin. Settling down into my chair I began my daily Bible reading schedule I have been following using an app on my phone.
Now, I would like to say that is how every day begins, but nevertheless I am afraid my quiet time is not always so picturesque. Some days the dog won’t stop barking. Other times, we have had foster kiddos or guests in our home. Working outside the home at times has added even more challenges.
No matter what distractions we may deal with in our lives, there is nothing greater than the time spent fellowshipping with our Lord Jesus Christ. Every day may look different. And our relationship may look different as the seasons in life change. However, it is important that we prioritize this important relationship.
The Value of a Faithful Mother
I really don’t remember when I first started having my own personal quiet time in God’s Word. From a very young age, I remember waking up early and almost every morning finding my mom reading God’s Word and praying. As she modeled this important practice in her own life, she taught us the value of a personal walk with God. If it wasn’t for my mom probably none of our family would have been saved. I thank the Lord for the valuable example she set.
If you are a momma, I would encourage you to teach your children the value of God’s Word in their lives, especially if they are still young. They will find delight in His Word when we demonstrate this love in our own lives.
Although, my walk with God is far from perfect and there are days that I miss my time in His Word, I am thankful that I developed this discipline at a young age. The habits we begin when we are young will often carry us through life. It is never too late, however, with the Lord’s help to implement this practice into your life. If you find yourself struggling, ask a friend or family member to hold you accountable.
It Takes Work
Last year, I made a dedicated commitment to not only read God’s Word but to study it in an even deeper and more meaningful way. This is one of the reasons I started blogging again so as to have a means of accountability. Studying God’s Word has brought about tremendous growth in my own spiritual relationship with God.
Reading God’s Word is vital to our Christian walk, but it is not just about reading a book. It is about seeking an intimate and personal relationship with the Person who loved us enough to take our sins upon Himself and to die in our place. Just like any relationship, it takes work. The more intimate relationship we desire with our Lord, the more work it is going to require. Studying God’s Word does require diligence and patience, but the reaped dividends are priceless!
Let me challenge you dear friend, to cultivate a deeper relationship with God by being faithful to read His love letter written specifically to you!
Julia Kyte resides in central Illinois with her husband, James. They are active in their local church and are training to enter full time ministry in the near future. Julia encourages woman through her blog, Committing My Way, to seek a deeper walk with Christ.